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ERIC Number: EJ824359
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Mar
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
ISSN: ISSN-0256-2928
A Comparison of Value Preferences and Attitudes toward Collectivism of Institution-Reared and Home-Reared Teenagers
Tulviste, Tiia; Gutman, Piret
European Journal of Psychology of Education, v18 n1 p33-42 Mar 2003
The main purpose of this study was to shed some light on the effect of socialization context (home vs. orphanage) on gender-specific value acquisition. With this aim value preferences and collectivistic attitudes of institution-reared and home-reared teenagers (14-20 yrs.) were compared. Teenagers from ordinary homes were found to score high on Power, Self-Direction, and Achievement, and low on Tradition, compared with their institution-reared peers. There were no significant gender differences in the value preferences of institution-reared teenagers. At the same time, boys living at home scored significantly higher than others on Power, and lower on Conformity. Institution-reared boys had the highest scores on all subtypes of collectivism. The results are discussed in respect of family influence and gender differences in value acquisition. (Contains 1 table and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Estonia